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cuts. so tonight we have budget cutting hawk jeff flake, the senator-elect from arizona. then there's this -- >> watch out. they're stealing the hostess twinkies. >> watch this. here's your reward. >> thanks! >> the question is, will the union succeed in stealing the twinkies forever? the ceo of hostess speaks out and speaks to us about this subject. >>> first up, breaking news out of the middle east. at this hour, israel giving the green light to call up 30,000 reserve troops and is moving forces toward the gaza strip. this is war. this after tel aviv came under rocket fire attack for the first time in 20 years today. and where is president obama on all of this? let's get right to our special guest this evening. we have former assistant secretary of state rich williamson and syndicated radio talk show host john boutzer. how much injury they inflict on hamas? i want to know if the total blowout is possible? >> yes, it is, larry. why that is critical is because egypt is involved profoundly in this problem. morici, the new le elely electe president of egypt, is in the muslim brothers.
? >> congressman jeff flake of arizona, not senator jeff flake, not senator-elect jeff flake. awkwardly telling reporters today he feels comfortable about the vote count in his senate race in arizona. that was at this morning's less than comfortable photo-op with minority leader mitch mcconnell along with two actually totally all the votes have been counted entirely official republican freshmen senators-elect. there were two of them and then there's jeff flake. that's the problem with being from the state of arizona these days. a full week after election day and only 83% of the vote is tallied in the race. yesterday that number was at 80%, meaning roughly 1:5 votes in that race still uncounted. that led the campaign to say maybe they conceded that senate race too soon. arizona have been counting ballots at a snail's pace working through hundreds of thousands of ballots, many provisional ballots from first-time minority voters who showed up to vote on election day to be told that even though they may have registered, their names were not put on the books. today officials in pima and cochise coun
should not be tight, a very red state and the reason that's important is because jeff flake, a taxpayer hero, made his career in the house as mr. anti-earmark, all, he's being attacked in arizona by some republican business groups for not bringing home the bacon. >> paul: but i've been told that that race has turned toward jeff flake in the last week and a pretty comfortable lead and likely to win. >> i agree. >> what about the problem of candidate talent? todd aiken had-- >> some self-inflicted wounds and you mentioned tommy thompson and jeff flake, primary races left them bloody for the general election, and tommy thompson had no money or negatives and that's hurt as well. not only the candidates sometimes, it's the primary process. >> there's more competition on the republican side, that's what the primaries have suggested. there's ferment inside the republican party. on the democratic side, less so, but an interesting thing about the democratic party and kim strassel wrote about this in her column this was, with the exception of elizabeth warren in massachusetts virtually all of the
-elected senators. tonight, arizona republican, jeff flake. >> >> we're at a point on the fiscal issues where we have to reach an agreement and perhaps as we do so that will start the stage for the other areas as well. >> brown: fred de sam lazaro has the story of a minnesota non- profit that celebrates diversity and the power of dance. >> they're one of the few companies that within their own work spans so many kinds of different style, from classical ballet to modern dance to contemporary performance to urban dance. >> suarez: and we look at college sports teams, moving from conference to conference, playing a game of musical chairs where the end goal is more money from lucrative tv contracts. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and
to send jeff flake to the senate and he'll help get america back on track. >> that was a new ad for arizona senate candidate jeff flake, featuring mitt romney. the gop initially thought it had buttoned up the race to replace republican senator jon kyl, but in the days leading up to the election, democrat richard carmona, a moderate democrat with puerto rican roots has turned this into one of the most hotly contested races in the unto can. one reason? he is highlighting the difficult and troubled relationship with arizona's changing demographics. according to the national association of latino elected and pointed officials, latino turnout in arizona is expected to jump by 23% this year. a boost that could help carmona become the first democrat to represent arizona in the senate in nearly two decades. joining us now from phoenix is the man himself, dr. richard carmona. dr. carmona, thanks for joining us in this home stretch. i know you have a lot of work. i wanted to talk to you first about the contours of this race, which a lot of republicans thought was basically buttoned up, th
: and now we continue our conversations with newly elected senators. jeff flake is currently finishing his sixth term representing arizona in congress. prior to being elected to office, the 49-year-old flake worked as the executive director of the goldwater institue, an association that promotes less government. earlier this month he won the seat left open by retiring republican jon kyl, taking 50 percent of the vote. and senator-elect flake joins me from capitol hill. welcome to the program. >> thanks for having me on, ray. >> suarez: today speaker boehner accused the democrats of not offering any serious proposals to avoid going over the fiscal cliff and shortly after the white house and the democrats answered that the republicans had not offered any of their own plans. is this something that's going to be able to be taken care of while you're still a representative or is it going to land in your lap when you move to the other chamber? >> you know, i hope we get it done, obviously. we want to avoid the cliff. it is a little troubling that we don't have any real plans or offers on the spe
nelson. and in arizona, republicans will keep the seat held by jon kyl. jeff flake beat richard carmona. in maine, angus king won the seat being vacated by olympia snowe. for more analysis on the state of the congress, here's senior political reporter. >> reporter: president obama will not have long to celebrate his election night victory. congress will soon be coming back to debate the fiscal cliff. this is the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes that economists say could plunge the united states into recession if it takes effect at the end of the year. now, house speaker john boehner says they are looking to kick the can down the road. he doesn't want to deal with a lame duck congress, but that's our next big fight. there will also be a big fight in the republican party. republicans will look at what happened in this election and try to figure out what's next. some will say we've nominated two straight relative moderates. john mccain and mitt romney. and we've lost both times. the lesson they will take from that is it's time to move to the right. it's time to have a true believ
th founded the tea party caucus. with 99% of the precincts reporting congressman jeff flake born and raised in arizona defeated richard carmona who was president bush's surgeon general. that was a really interesting race. carmona -- 50% for jeff flake and 45% for car moa carmona. in his victory speech flake said he will make tough decisions that he was elected to make. >> i can tell you decisions i make won't be popular, not every vote i cast will be popular. i can guarantee you, every vote i cast and decision i make will be made knowing what is at stake and nothing that this state has to have a brighter future. martha: that is jeff flake after his victory last night. the two were locked in a dead heat for most of the campaign seasons making it one of the tightest races the state has seen in 30 years. all right. let's go over to you, bill. bill: you know, martha, we were talking about ohio, from it seems like the beginning of time. that state played out last night in many ways i we expected. it would be the most prized state on the entire map with 18 electorial votes and it's har
by republican senator-elect jeff flake from arizona. he, by the way, is a fierce spending cutter. nobody in this country wants to cut spending, it seems to me. the u.s. is on the path to its fifth straight $1 trillion-plus deficit. that is incredible. former congressional budget office director douglas holtz-akin is up next to tell us how to avoid it. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and b
consistently come back on ballots and consistently failed. jeff flake defeated rich carmona the former surgeon general latino who had moved back to arizona and turned into a vigorous challenge. >> as mark said, a fiscal hawk, libertarian small government. for people who want to say that they want to fight the fiscal cliff, they can point to at least one race. >> i have a soft spot for jeff flake ever since he was rumored to run against john mccain before john mccain last senate race eight years ago. he said he got a poll back and decided not to run against john mccain because john mccain would have kickd pie fanny. instead of doing fanny. instead of the usual, i enjoy my housework, and i want to spend more time with my family. he said, no he'sin he's going tt me. >> he's a sunny, uplifting presence, a warm personality. >> and john mccain and john kyle, both got together and made an ad on his behalf and endorsed him for that seat. there was a lot of unanimity, at least among republicans. >> a state for 100 years, and it's had 10 united states senators. that's all. when they elect somebody to th
republican jeff flake and democratic candidate richard carmona. they are vying for the senate seat left open by jon kyl. courtesy of kawc radio. >> welcome to the debate on the campus on school of arizona, yuma. we will begin with 92nd opening statements from jeff flake and trento. they will take questions from a panel of journalists related to life outside the metropolitan areas. built into the schedule is an additional four minutes, should the moderator or panelists have a follow-up. we have news director anna chaulk, joyce lobeck and michelle faust. joining us today are over 300 residents. they have agreed to respect the candidates and listened silently during the debate with the exception of right now. ladies and gentlemen, help me welcome congressman jeff flake and doctor richard carmona, congressman for the united states senate. [applause] >> gentlemen, thank you both for coming for this debate. let's get started with opening statements. we first start with doctor richard carmona. carmona: thank you for the opportunity and welcoming us. the first response was yes, i will run. i will ru
, this is the electoral map, jeff flake's race in arizona was one of the few contested senate seats that was in reach for the republicans, but it appeared the republicans actually did reach. but today the democrat in that race, former surgeon general richard carmona, kind of essentially hinted at not conceding that race. his campaign today, saying they might have declared defeat too soon. they are now watching the vote count in arizona very closely. as of this weekend, arizona had not counted roughly one in every four votes that were cast in the election. still, half a million votes left to count and a bunch of close races in the state are hanging in the balance. this botched election in arizona, which is still not over, and the remarkable, potential unconcessioned u.s. senate race by richard carmona, may ultimately go back to this guy. >> as you know, 250 citizens of this valley, this state, came to me. asking me as the head of a law enforcement agency to look into president obama's birth certificate as released by the white house in april of 2011 on the official white house website. as we suspect,
-- we saw mitt romney cut an ad for jeff flake. turnout could be key. there is a large lbs population there. -- lds population there. they are breeding -- breathing a little bit easier. >> there is always a supply store -- surprise or two on election night. what do you look for? >> pennsylvania is a state that we did not look at as competitive. bob casey was caught sleeping. he did not take this race seriously. i think obama still has a narrow edge. i think casey will pull this out. democrats have had to go in and help him. what we are looking for, if scott brown does not pull it out in massachusetts early on, and tim kaine slightly has an edge in virginia, it becomes difficult for republicans. republicans would be happy for a win at 3. democrats have good candidates. even if they fall short in places like arizona and north dakota, they have made these republicans spend money. >> thank you very much. >> now from maine, a debate among candidates for the senate seat. this hourlong debate is brought to us by wmtw tv in portland, maine. >> in the next hour, you will hear from six candidat
: on the other end of town, carmona's opponent, jeff flake, is gearing up for the final days of a tight election most political analysts thought he would win easily. but after a tough republican primary the six-time congressman is running in a dead heat with his democratic challenger. >> arizona cannot afford to send president obama's handpicked >> these open seats in arizona come along with the frequency of halley's comet. we've only had ten u.s. senators in a hundred years. so they tend to serve a long time. so when there's an open seat, then it's heavily contested. >> reporter: flake is convinced his record of fighting against national debt and spending policies will convince policies will convince arizonans to cast their ballots for him. >> i think the state is more concerned than ever with our fiscal situation. and so i think that that is reflected in how people vote. it's first and foremost, what are we going to do with this debt and this deficit? that's mostly what i have worked on the house over the past 12 years. >> reporter: meanwhile, richard carmona's most obvious political asset is
here in arizona. taking a look at the results there. jeff flake, the republican, kind of a libertarian tinged republican in the state of arizona. he's the projected winner in that state. a lot of big calls tonight out of those 33 races that were on the ballot tonight in the united states senate. we're still waiting on four results, but a lot of these big calls are now in, carl. >> all right. thanks very much. let's bring in jared bernstein, sarah fagen, cathi yeah wylde, steve liesman, larry kudlow, and keith boykin. let's go over to you guys. jared, your thoughts? let's talk about when the work begins now now that we know barack obama is re-elected. >> look, i'm feeling pretty elated over here. i think i might be levitating a little bit. try to keep the camera on me. >> as long as your leg doesn't tingle, we're okay. >> i thought you guys had an interesting discussion and there's definitely divisiveness out there. i'm going to pretend it's a kumbaya country all of a sudden. but with this re-election, i really do think the two sides could come together and find ways to work this out. i
in arizona. jon kyl's old senate seat goes to another republican, to jeff flake. also, republicans did not lose that other senate seat they might have lost in nevada, the old jon ensign seat that was given to dean heller. it stays with him. and while president obama carried 28 states last time, he carried 26 or 27 states this time, depending on how florida goes. that means republicans did lose everything else, but got back indiana and also north carolina. so it was not a totally hopeless night for republicans. also, hey, remember the crazy thaddeus mccotter seat in michigan, where thaddeus mccotter screwed up and they had to run this reindeer herder, santa claus impersonator for the seat, a guy whose own brother says he's crazy. that guy won. the shirtless reindeer guy won. so the republicans have him. big picture in the house, thanks mostly to redistricting the republicans were not in danger of losing the house, and they didn't legal cause it, even though the republican majority appears to have shrunk there. and even though they did get the reindeer guy. but in terms of, honestly, of
was encouraged by three things. one, i think marco rubio is going to play a big role together with jeff flake who's been a proponent of immigration reform. secondly, we had sean hannity, a very prominent talk show host on a different network but also a radio, who says i've evolved, i'm looking for now a pathway to citizenship. big movement out there in the grassroots. >> right, that's key. >> third, we saw john boehner today say, yes, he's in favor of moving ahead on immigration reform. >> finally. >> we should make this our issue, the republicans' issue. leapfrog the president. don't wait for him to put something on the fable. they want on issue, want a fight, we want a solution. >> ed rogers, you've been around a lot of these campaigns. what i'm asking for is a freedom agenda. a freedom and reform agenda for the republican party. regarding economics and also regarding what i'll call social issues or cultural issues. i don't want to see them as individual interest groups. these are human beings. small businesspeople. churchgoing people. this is what's missing. i fear, i fear it's gotten worse in
not support the guy who won, they supported the democrat shelley berkley and arizona senate jeff flake won by five points. arizona women picked the democrat, picked richard carmona. governor's race in indiana, republican mike pence was elected, won by four points. if you asked women, they did not pick him. he lost the women's voice by five points. if indiana had their way, mike pence would not be the governor of that state. women chose the democrat john greg. north carolina was one of two states president obama won in '08 and didn't win this time around. mitt romney won north carolina by three points this year but if you asked north carolina women, they prefer barack obama thank you very much. romney barely won the state overall because he had big enough numbers with men to make up for it but lost among north carolina women. they did not change their preference from 2008. they voted for president obama again this year. this might have happened in other states. we only had exit polling from 31 states, not 50. i think due to financial reasons. we don't know what happene
. even in arizona where richard carmona came up short against congressman jeff flake. they had a recruiting class of one to get they didn't come on in that race democrats were not going to touch the state. and yet republicans had end up spending four or 5 million bucks to save jeff flake. >> north dakota is the one state, had to go to because i find north dakota fascinating because kent conrad and now heidi heitkamp, there's no reason, there's a reason why they should be elected democrats. if you've ever talked to grover norquist, this is what he said. north dakota will come back to where it's supposed to be. i've got to go out there and find out what's in the water speak you do a pretty good grover impression. >> scott, talk about some of the candidates you been most impressed by. there were some democrats who survived last night he really shouldn't. >> we talked about basically the sequel to the republican wave going on in the house. one candidate who survived that is john barrow in georgia who was also the beneficiary of a fairly inept republican challenger, but probably ran
richard carmona and jeff flake. carmona did concede on election night when he was losing by six percentage points. as votes continued to be tallied, the carmona campaign is keeping a close eye on the count. he's been gaining in the tally and appears to have at least a distant shot at the seat after all. the most recent results show flake in the lead by 7 the,547 votes or about four percentage points overall. 2 million ballots were cast in the race. as of monday afternoon 170,000 early votes and another 170,000 provisional ballots had yet to be tallied statewide and we do know that democrats have a history in arizona of both overperforming in the early vote and overperforming in provisional ballots. of course how many of those will be legal ballots we don't know that question yet, but it's a tall order but not impossible. >>> it's only been a week since senator scott brown lost to elizabeth warren. but many are wondering what his next move might be if, for instance, his democratic colleague senator john kerry gets nominated to a cabinet post. he said kerry would make a great secretary of st
with incoming senators. tomorrow, we'll talk with jeff flake, a republican from arizona. i'm margaret warner. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you for joining us. good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> this is "bbc world news america." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions in capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small
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